Fox & Friends in the henhouse: how Trump's beloved show wields power

On 7 March, the president tweeted five times in direct response to topics discussed during the three-hour Fox & Friends, on the Fox News Channel. “Terrible!”At 5.50am, Fox & Friends had carried a banner that referred to Manning as an “ungrateful traitor”. Fox & Friends, which airs every weekday, is in some ways a typical breakfast show. Unwelcoming and fortress-like, Fox News HQ stands in stark contrast with Fox & Friends the show. Fox & Friends would air the billionaire’s claims without criticism, and with no acknowledgment of how damaging they were.

March 26, 2017 10:01 UTC

Round Paris with Rodin

Welcome to the Rodin Museum in Paris on the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin, creator of one of the world’s most famous sculptures – and no stranger to the forces of beauty and revolution. Artists such as Antony Gormley say it all begins with Rodin.”Facebook Twitter Pinterest The sculptor in the garden of his villa at Meudon, near Paris, circa 1900. Behind the hotel is his teenage home, 6 rue des Fossés St Jacques, a narrow pale stone house above the green shutters of a shop. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Com to the cabaret … Au Lapin Agile in Montmartre. Bouillon Racine has a set lunch at €17, 3 rue Racine, 75006 Paris, www.bouillonracine.com, tel 01 44 32 15 60.

March 26, 2017 09:00 UTC

Premier League fans’ verdicts – the run-in, part 1: Arsenal to Manchester City

But that does NOT mean I’m confident…Predictions: Top four – Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham, Manchester City; Relegated – Hull, Middlesbrough, Sunderland. Predictions: Top four – Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham, Manchester United; Relegated – Middlesbrough, Hull, Sunderland. Predictions: Top four – Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham, Manchester United; Relegated – Hull, Middlesbrough, Sunderland. Predictions: Top four – Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Manchester United; Relegated – Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough, Sunderland. Predictions: Top four – Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Manchester United; Relegated ‑ Hull, Middlesbrough, Sunderland.

March 26, 2017 07:52 UTC

Penalty rates cut could cost budget $650m over four years, thinktank says

Last month the Fair Work Commission decided to cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for workers covered by four awards (fast food, retail, pharmacy and hospitality). He has modelled different scenarios, but his central scenario assumes 285,000 workers will lose an average of $2,744 a year from Sunday penalty rate cuts (the impact of lower penalty rates on public holidays has not been estimated). Denniss warns the Sunday penalty rate cuts will necessarily flow through to income tax receipts, with a reduction in tax revenue for the government worth $164.2m per year, or $656.8m over four years. Regarding the argument that Sunday penalty rate cuts would boost employment, Denniss said it was possible the total wage bill would remain steady if there was a large increase in employment. “These penalty rate cuts won’t just cost people up to $77 a week, they will also cost the budget hundreds of millions of dollars,” Chalmers said.

March 26, 2017 06:57 UTC

Laptop ban on planes came after plot to put explosives in iPad

The UK ban on tablets, laptops, games consoles and other devices larger than a mobile phone came into effect on Saturday. One of those, according to the source, was the discovery of a plot to bring down a plane with explosives hidden in a fake iPad that appeared as good as the real thing. The UK ban was announced last week after a security meeting chaired by Theresa May, with the Department for Transport setting Saturday as the deadline for compliance. While the US also has a ban, countries in Europe, including Germany, have so far failed to follow suit. The US Department of Homeland Security said the ban on selected electronic devices was partly the result of terrorists seeking “innovative methods” to attack planes.

March 26, 2017 06:56 UTC



Oregon beat Kansas 74-60 to punch Final Four ticket

Gonzaga rout Xavier 83-59 to reach Final Four for the first time Read moreOf course, the Ducks would rise to the occasion. Now, they’ll face the winner of Sunday’s game between North Carolina and Kentucky in the Final Four in Glendale, Arizona. The Ducks’ lead swelled to 55-37 when Brooks drilled another shot from the perimeter, and frustration began to creep into the Kansas bench. But the Ducks kept answering just enough to keep the crowd from giving Kansas anything extra. A few minutes later, the Ducks were cutting down the nets to end a satisfying trip to Kansas City.

March 26, 2017 05:03 UTC

Ssangyong Tivoli XLV: car review | Martin Love

Windscreen sorted, we all piled back into the SsangYong Tivoli XLV to continue our journey. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Inside story: the well-specified interior of the new Tivoli XLV. SsangYong calls it an “SUV estate”, which is a world first – and therefore I suppose also the best in its class. It used to be so easy to spot a cheap car – lousy paintwork, clanging engine, rubbish handling. Soon SsangYong will be joining their ranks.

March 26, 2017 04:52 UTC

Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam voted leader amid claims of China meddling

We must resist until China gives Hong Kong a say in our future Read moreSunday’s result was a widely expected victory for Beijing’s anointed candidate. “Lam has demonstrated more obedience during her tenure in government,” said Matthew Wong, a politics professor at Hong Kong University. Lam’s loyalty proved far more important than the will of ordinary Hong Kong citizens. Lam will begin her five-year term on 1 July, and Chinese president Xi Jinping is expected to travel to the Hong Kong to swear her in. Lam directly benefitted from the lack of open elections, and would likely have lost if Hong Kong citizens were given a “one person, one vote” system.

March 26, 2017 03:38 UTC

India v Australia: fourth Test, day two – live!

Hazlewood was outstanding, winning the reward of Vijay’s edge and the visitors only wicket to date. With the score on 29, India should have lost Rahul as well after Cummins also won an edge. Renshaw went to his left at slip but barely got a hand to it, much to the bowler’s dismay. Instead of heading back to the sheds, Rahul grew in confidence as the session wore on with Pujara picking up where he left off last week. Geoff Lemon is ready to go, taking the baton for the second session before JP Howcroft drives the OBO home after tea.

March 26, 2017 03:30 UTC

Australian academic Chongyi Feng prevented from leaving China

Chongyi Feng, an associate professor in China studies, was stopped for the second time in two days on Saturday when trying to board a flight to Australia, the ABC reported. Sources have told Reuters he had been repeatedly interrogated over his links to liberal intellectuals in mainland China. Feng, who is an Australian permanent resident but retains his Chinese passport, entered China three weeks ago. A DFAT spokesperson said the department was aware that the professor, who is an Australian permanent resident, had been prevented from leaving the country. China’s premier, Li Keqiang, has just ended a five-day visit to Australia espousing free trade and closer economic ties between Australia and China.

March 26, 2017 02:54 UTC

Al-Qaida leader behind Islamabad hotel bomb 'killed by US drone'

The drone attack on Qari Yasin, “a well-known terrorist leader” with ties to the Pakistan Taliban, took place on 19 March in Paktika province, the Pentagon said in a statement. “The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice,” US defense secretary Jim Mattis said in the statement. On Sunday, Pakistani security sources and Islamist militants said that a US drone air strike in Afghanistan had killed Yasin, also known as Ustad Aslam. The attack on the bus led to Pakistan’s exclusion from the role of hosting major international tours. Since then, Pakistan has been forced to play most of its “home” games in the United Arab Emirates.

March 26, 2017 02:48 UTC

Labor attacks Coalition's abolition of deficit levy as a tax cut for millionaires

Labor says Turnbull government should not have frozen indexation of family tax benefits to pay for childcare packageLabor is calling on the Turnbull government to extend the temporary budget deficit levy, saying if it is removed it will give millionaires a $16,400 tax cut when the deficit is still $37bn. Julie Bishop says Australia preparing for Isis to declare 'caliphate' in southern Philippines Read moreChalmers said the government could have extended the temporary budget deficit levy, which is due to expire on 30 June. The budget deficit levy was introduced in Tony Abbott’s 2014 budget, imposing a 2% levy on personal income earned over $180,000. “If that deficit levy was necessary in 2014, when the deficit was only $11bn, it’s more than necessary now that the deficit is $37bn. True to form, they chose to attack the most vulnerable families on family tax benefits rather than continue the deficit levy.”But when asked if a Labor government would maintain the deficit levy until the deficit was abolished, Chalmers wouldn’t answer the question directly.

March 26, 2017 01:52 UTC

Fights erupt at pro-Donald Trump rally on California beach

Multiple fights broke out and at least one Trump supporter was doused with pepper spray on Saturday when pro-Trump demonstrators marching along Bolsa Chica state beach encountered a small group opposed to the Republican president who had gathered to denounce the rally. Park police estimated that 2,000 Trump supporters flocked to the stretch of coastline located south of the ocean-side community of Huntington Beach. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Jennifer Sterling, one of the organisers of the pro-Trump rally, is helped after getting hit with pepper spray by an anti-Trump protester. The masked man had used pepper spray on a female rally organiser and was set upon by a group of Trump supporters, the newspaper reported. On Saturday, Trump praised his supporters on Twitter: “Thanks you for all of the Trump Rallies today.

March 26, 2017 01:52 UTC

Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 policemen as violence grows

The governor of Kasai Central province, Alexis Nkande Myopompa, said investigations were under way. The UN peacekeeping mission in Congo said its movements have been restricted by security forces in Kananga, the provincial capital of Kasai Central. They were looking into recent large-scale violence and alleged human rights violations by the Congolese army and local militia groups. She called on the UN Human Rights Council to establish a commission of inquiry into abuses there. But Kasai Central, where the UN experts were abducted, represents a new expansion of tensions.

March 26, 2017 00:56 UTC

Linares forces brave Crolla to take it on the chin

Anthony Crolla failed in his attempt to win back the WBA world lightweight title he lost to Jorge Linares of Venezuela last September. It was a worthwhile rematch at the Manchester Arena but the truth of the first encounter was reaffirmed. Crolla is a brave and worthy fighter; Linares is a class better. On all three scorecards, Linares won by 118 points to 109, a huge margin. Both men took care in the opening session, working at speed and moving out of range at the slightest hint…

March 26, 2017 00:56 UTC




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